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India-Animators For Rural Multipurpose Development Society

Project Name:Animators for Rural Multipurpose Development Society (ARMDS)
Date Posted:23/04/2010
Country:India, Tamilnadu
Address:Irudayapuram village, Via.Mugaiyur Post
Thirukovilur Taluk, Villupuram District,
Tamilnadu, India
Commitment:15 to 30 days
Type Of Work:On Jan 14 2008 ARMDS opened its Day Care Centre for children with cerebral palsy and mental retardation, supported by the German charity organization Kindermissionswerk and Idhayangal, a UK based organization. For the childrens Daily Living Skills,physiotherapy,electrotheraphy,wax therapy and continuing skill training to the parents are organized regularly.

Help and train the Volunteer during rehabilitation activities
Teach the parents how to deal with their disabled children
Help the parents in their support of the children with ADL (Activity Daily Living) skills.
Raise awareness in the field of ‘prevention of disability’ amongst the women’s Self Help Groups and the wider public.
Assist during general health checkups focusing on anemia, healthy food habits, water born diseases and personal hygiene and sanitation.
Required Skills:Motivated to work with disabled persons
Cultural sensitive
Willing to transfer knowledge to the staff
Costs:ARMDS offers a simple room at its campus, with toilet and bathroom nearby, opposite the Day Care Center. The daily rent is Rs. 400, including 3 meals and tea at 4 pm. The choice is between homemade Indian meals or Western dish.
Contact Person:A.Susainathan,Secretary
Email: (Note: email address is tripple protected from spammers.)
Website: none?
Additional Info:Although the main assignment of the volunteer is to work as a trainee with the disabled, with children with cerebral palsy and with mentally retarded children in the Day Care Centre, it is greatly appreciated if volunteer also wants to support the Special Self Help Groups and the parents of the disabled.